Wildflowers in

Wildflowers in "Black and White" (Syringa)

Craters of the Moon is a weird place. I was struck by these white wildflowers against the black lava background. See comments for the question of identification here. Thanks to Mr & Mrs dh3 and to mrh for their help!
Arthur Digbee
on Apr 30, 2007 3:15 pm
Image Type(s): Flora
Image ID: 289475


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donhaller3 - Jul 27, 2007 12:28 am - Hasn't voted

From Mrs. dh3

Appears to be a species of serviceberry which is in the rose family. It sometimes grows on rocky slopes in sagebrush steppes.

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Jul 27, 2007 7:32 am - Hasn't voted

Re: From Mrs. dh3

Agreed, looks like western serviceberry. Thanks for the ID!


mrh - Oct 26, 2007 7:16 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: From Mrs. dh3

Actually this is not serviceberry. Its syringa (Philadelphus lewisii), the Idaho State Flower. Note the four large white petals/flower. Serviceberry has 5 petals that are smaller.

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Oct 26, 2007 8:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: From Mrs. dh3

Interesting...some of the pictures on Google are misidentified then. But the book I have on my shelf, though its pictures are lousy , agrees with you, mrh. Thanks for the ID!

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